The Daily Populous

Friday April 23rd, 2021 evening edition

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A Westminster Police Department officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after cellphone video showed him punching a handcuffed woman twice in the face, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Police said a caller reported at about 4 p.m. Wednesday that a Hispanic woman had assaulted an Asian woman who'd tried to rescue a dog running in the street.

Neighbors said the Asian woman and Ciomara Garcia exchanged words over Garcia's unleashed dog, then Garcia put a hand on the woman's arm.

"I think they could do a better job since they already have a history with her, they already know her.".

One of the officers, who hasn't been identified, then punched Garcia twice in the face, according to the department.

Sandy Armento, who lives across the street, shot cell phone video of the altercation that's been circulating on social media.

"The Westminster Police Department is well aware of portions of the video circulating on social media," the department said in a statement. »

Scientists find new evidence linking essential oils to seizures

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Analyzing 350 seizure cases that spanned a four-year period, the researchers determined that 15.7%, or the seizures of 55 patients, may have been induced by the inhalation, ingestion or topical use of essential oils.

"There is literature linking essential oils and seizures, especially that of camphor and eucalyptus, and especially in the pediatric age group," Mathew said.

A breakthrough seizure occurs suddenly after an epilepsy patient has not experienced a seizure for an extended period of time. »

NIP complete device signing

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NIP have announced the shock signing of Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz on a permanent transfer from Astralis.

device's signing comes as a huge boost for NIP, who have struggled to break into the top 10 in the rankings.

"Bringing in device is a huge testament to the work everyone around the club have been doing for the past years," NIP Chief Gaming Officer Jonas Gundersen said. »

Baltic states expel Russian diplomats in solidarity with Prague

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Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania will expel several Russian diplomats and embassy employees in solidarity with Prague, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis announced during a press conference on Friday.

Lithuania will expel two Russian diplomats, he said without disclosing names.

Last week, the Czech Republic ordered 18 Russian diplomats, identified as secret agents, to leave the country and asked its partners to expel identified members of Russian intelligence services in an act of solidarity. »

George W. Bush says he wrote in Condoleezza Rice for president in 2020

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Former President George W. Bush told People magazine that he wrote in Condoleezza Rice when he voted for president in the 2020 election.

The big picture: Bush also clarified comments made earlier this week in which he called today's GOP "isolationist, protectionist and, to a certain extent, nativist."

What he's saying: Bush said Rice, who served as his secretary of state from 2005 to 2009, knew he wrote her name on his ballot. »